Paddy rallies the troops at Lewisham

It was great to spend a day campaigning for Lucy Salek in Lewisham East yesterday. It was my second time helping the campaign, greatly assisted by an off-peak Travelcard, which allowed fulsome use of the train, tube and bus. Tragically, there was a fatal incident on the line yesterday around Hither Green and Lee stations, meaning that I ended up, to my surprise, in New Eltham, at one point.

Anyway, our enormous HQ was brimming with volunteers all day. A hive of industry. There were people there from as far afield as Falmouth. It was particularly good to join in the traditional Blue envelope addressing work!

The day was enlivened by a visit from Paddy. It was very good to see him in excellent form. What a marvel he is. You always feel better with him on your side.

I crept into the HQ while Paddy was talking with volunteers. As he went to go, he noticed that I had appeared and very kindly recognised and greeted me. I think this serves as his septuagenarian short and long term memory test for this year – he passed with flying colours!

Good luck to Lucy and team for tomorrow!

Photo immediately above by Liberal Democrats.

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in Parliamentary by-elections.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarKevin Hawkins 18th Aug - 4:30pm
    There are far fewer by-elections in August than in most months - In the last twenty years there have been 804 by-elections compared with 1,956...
  • User AvatarMichael 1 18th Aug - 4:17pm
    I think that it has a little subtext of the coalition years is an advantage. We also have to realise we are not in Government...
  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 18th Aug - 3:38pm
    As ISIS withers new Islamist groupings form. Assad's Syrian Military have begun a build-up around Syria's North-Western Idlib province, where Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham , (a...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 18th Aug - 3:05pm
    Ben has a good voice in this, it is needed, it is our voice expressed well, positive amidst the surrounding negativity. It is very troubling...
  • User Avatarfrankie 18th Aug - 3:00pm
    Peter, You laud the victories of your youth and yet you fail to mention the major defeat. What defeats I hear you cry, Your failure...
  • User AvatarNigel Jones 18th Aug - 2:56pm
    I gulped in horror when I first saw it. After some thought, I felt there was something in it, but surely it is the first...